Wetlands teem with life.
Bogs, fens, mires and coastal meadows
– several thousand species are associated, in one way or another,
to different types of wet habitat.
Wetlands also work as a natural treatment plants.
Through different processes, they reduce the quantity of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in the water.
This means that less nutrients
from agriculture and forestry, reach the sea.
These nutrients had otherwise caused algal blooms, reduced oxygen
But our wetlands are seriously under threat.
In the last 100 years
almost a quarter of Sweden’s wetlands have disappeared
because they have been drained.